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Portrait of Kylie Gougler

Kylie Gougler

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
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Educational Background

Doctor of Musical Arts (Vocal Performance and Pedagogy), University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Master of Music (Vocal Performance), University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

Bachelor of Arts (Music), Luther College, Decorah, Iowa

Teaching Philosophy

I always strive to provide a positive and safe learning environment for my students, free from judgment and discrimination. Singing is a subjective art form, and it is important for my students to remember that every person is on his/her own artistic path; no two paths are identical.

  • Professional Background

    Dr. Gougler served as the Artistic Manager for Madison Opera in Madison, Wisconsin, before joining the voice faculty of her alma mater, Luther College. At Luther, she taught applied voice, directed opera scenes, and directed abridged productions of The 25Th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Bye, Bye Birdie at the Dorian Summer Music Camp. While pursuing her DMA at the University of Iowa, she also taught on the faculties of Luther College and Waldorf University, respectively. Her dissertation was selected to be presented at the 55th annual National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) convention in Las Vegas, NV.

    As a recital soloist, she has performed both domestically and internationally, most recently in the Czech Republic, singing works such as Handel’s Messiah, Smetana’s Te Deum, and Schubert’s Mass in A-flat Major. Her many operatic roles include the title role in Suor Angelica (Puccini), Governess in Turn of the Screw (Britten), Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte (Mozart), and Mařenka in Prodaná nevěsta (Smetana).

  • Research Interests

    Czech and Slovak art song and operatic repertoire

    The art songs of Vítěslava Kaprálová

    Opera production and directing

    The relationship between singer and collaborative artist

  • Courses Taught

    Applied Voice (classical, musical theater, and CCM styles)

    Italian, French, and German Diction

    Opera Scenes

    Ear Training III

    Music in the US

  • Certification and Memberships

    National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

    Pi Kappa Lambda (PKL)

    College Music Society (CMS)

  • Selected Publications

    Gougler, Kylie T. Czech Arias for Soprano: An Anthology. DMA diss. Iowa City, University of Iowa, 2018.